Previewing 25mail.st: managed email hosting service

Mail server issues are one of the most frequent mail server requests we get here at RimuHosting.  Troubleshooting existing configurations.  Setting up 'basic' mail servers for customers.  Setting up fancy 'do everything' mail servers for customers.  Answering queries about why 'x' is flagged as SPAM (or not).  Advising on things like SPF and DKIM.  Blacklists… Continue reading Previewing 25mail.st: managed email hosting service

Jboss Exploits

There is a JBoss exploit out in the wild.  See http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2010-0738 and https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-30741 for details.

Setup mail hosting on Debian Squeeze and other distros using postfixadmin

Postfix is our favorite mail server. We find it's easy to configure and performs really well. When asked at a recent conference talk, Eric Allman the creator of Sendmail, said he would use Postfix if starting today. Many people ask us if there is an easier way to setup and manage email address and aliases,… Continue reading Setup mail hosting on Debian Squeeze and other distros using postfixadmin

Plesk 10 – redirect problem

We have a few people using Plesk 10, and there has been one notable bug with new installs and upgrades. Plesk has decided to redirect after the login to the server https://hostname:11444/relay Whilst this is fine if your hostname is a valid domain name that points to your server, this can be problematic for new… Continue reading Plesk 10 – redirect problem

WordPress mass update script 3.1

This script will search /var/www (changeable in a variable) for any wordpress installs and make sure its upgraded to the latest version. It will run a backup to /root/wp_upgrade/ of all files and database before doing anything with the site in case of major catastrophe (make sure you have spare disk space if your sites… Continue reading WordPress mass update script 3.1

Christchurch Earthquake Assistance

Yesterday Christchurch was hit by a devastating earthquake.  Our thoughts go out to family and friends and everyone down there. RimuHosting is nestled safe in Cambridge far away from the earthquake.  We feel far removed and frankly a little frustrated at our inability to do much to help our fellow kiwis. What we do have,… Continue reading Christchurch Earthquake Assistance

Improved VPS reboot/powercycles

Customers have been able to restart their VPSs (or powercycle them) from the RimuHosting control panel.  We have updated and ajaxified the reboot functionality to provide better feedback on the process and improve the user experience.  Check it out the next time you need a VPS restart.